NPC JAM 2011

Objective of the NPC Jam:

The NPC Jam is one of the important instruments that will assist us to engage with the people of SA. In particular, we are reaching out to our youth, NGOs, community based organisations, associations, government officials and academics in a national dialogue about the challenges facing South Africa, vision 2030 as well as plans to reach that vision.

What is a Jam?:

A Jam – an award-winning IBM solution – is a collaborative, on-line brainstorming event designed to bring massive audiences together to discuss ideas surrounding important social, economic and business challenges. The National Planning Commission (NPC) — together with IBM — is hosting the NPC Jam from noon on Wednesday 28 September 2011 until noon on Saturday 1 October 2011 (72 hours).

What will be discussed during the Jam?

The Jam platform makes provision for discussion of various topics in a maximum of ten parallel discussion forums. It is proposed that topics related broadly to the 9 challenges and the vision for 2030 form the basis for the discussion. The proposed topics for discussion forums are:

1. Citizenry, Cohesion, Inclusion and Redress
2. Jobs
3. The Economy
4. Crime and Corruption
5. Public Service Performance
6. Education and training
7. Health and wellness
8. Infrastructure
9. Human Settlements and Spatial Patterns
10. Vision 2030

Register – How to participate in the Jam

Participation in the Jam is open to registered participants only. Registration will be launched officially on 25 August 2011. To register, please click here.